China-born French artist Huang Yong Ping on Reptiles installation and slippery inspiration

   Performance and installation artist Huang Yong Ping with his work titled Reptiles, which consists of washing machines and giant, greyish forms sculpted from newspaper pulp.
Performance and installation artist Huang Yong Ping with his work titled Reptiles, which consists of washing machines and giant, greyish forms sculpted from newspaper pulp.PHOTO: LIANHE ZAOBAO

SINGAPORE - China-born French artist Huang Yong Ping is probably best known for his controversial work Theatre Of The World, a caged arena where snakes, toads, lizards and hundreds of insects battle one another for survival.

His installation, which obliquely comments on the effects of globlisation, has drawn the ire of animal rights activists since it was conceived in 1993.

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